Florida Resident Deals - Discounts in Orlando and Beyond

When it comes to reasons why living in Central Florida is so great, there’s hardly a shortage. We live where others vacation! To help locals take advantage of these benefits, we have gathered a list of venues offering Florida resident deals; just one more perk to add to the list.

We’ve organized the best Florida resident deals into the following categories:

  • Attractions + Dining
  • Spa Deals
  • Staycations
  • Getaways

Updated April 2024 by Brie Gorecki

Florida Resident Discounts: ATTRACTIONS

Walt Disney World

Why limit date night to just a few hours? Throughout the year there are Florida Resident Discounts at Walt Disney World. This includes discounts on hotel stays, activities, dining, and more – depending on the time of year.

During slower periods there are sometimes Florida resident discounts on Disney tickets, which can be used on nonconsecutive days. Proof of residency is required and while only one theme park per day is valid, you can upgrade to the Park Hopper option for an extra charge. There's even a Water Park + Sports Add-on option if you have energy to play a round of golf or cool off in a pool after your day at the parks.

Currently, there are multiple Florida resident ticket offers including the Florida Resident Disney Thrills Ticket: Purchase a special Florida Resident Discover Disney4-Day Ticket for $59 per day ($235+tax total).

Florida residents can also save up to 30% on rooms at select Disney resort hotels this spring and summer.

Keep an eye out or call (407) 939-5277 to ask about any available Florida Resident discounts.

Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove® in Orlando offers discounts for Florida Residents to enjoy a day at Discovery Cove which can include swimming with dolphins, snorkeling among thousands of tropical fish and rays, strutting with flamingos, encountering playful otters, or the rare chance to relax in paradise. Keep an eye out for special offers throughout the year.

Right now, Florida residents can save up to 40% on packages through May 12, 2024.

Swimming at Discovery Cove – image by Dani Meyering

SeaWorld Orlando

Enter the splash zone: SeaWorld Orlando offers great vacation packages and Florida Resident discounts throughout the year. With a plethora of animal experiences and presentations, rollercoasters and water rides, and even Sesame Street Land for the kiddos, there's something for everyone at SeaWorld Orlando.

Right now, you can save 50% on single-day tickets and get a Fun Card for $139.99 and visit through December 31, 2024. You can add on Aquatica for a total of $221.99.

They're also celebrating their 60th anniversary with special deals on Annual Passes. Get an Annual Pass starting at $15.75/month.

Universal Orlando Resort

Submerse yourself in the action of the movies at Universal Orlando with one of the Florida Resident deals. We love the excitement of Universal Orlando. Florida Residents can currently get two days free with the purchase of two 2-park/2-day tickets. You can also save 40% on rooms at select Universal hotels.

Their Bundle & Save package for Florida residents allows you to select the hotel of your choice, customize your theme park admission, and add vacation enhancements to enjoy Universal Orlando Resort and all it has to offer.

Want to go all year? Passes start at just under $16 a month. Guests can upgrade their ticket to include access to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park.

Don't forget to plan a meal at one of our picks for Best Restaurants at Universal Orlando for Date Night.

Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park

Climb, balance, zip line, and leap through the aerial obstacle courses at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park with your favorite adventurer. Florida residents can take dates to new heights by saving 15% off park admission. Use promo code FLRES when booking online. A valid Florida ID must be shown upon arrival.

Jungle Adventures

Experience Old Florida with all five senses at Jungle Adventures with Florida Resident discounts. During the months of January, May, and September, Florida residents enjoy a $4 discount on all full-day tickets. Proof of residency is required at the time of purchase.

Gatorland

Enjoy live gator shows, exhibits, zip lining, and a walk through the gator marsh all in an afternoon at Gatorland. Florida resident discounts come and go throughout the year, so keep an eye out on their website. Now through April 30, 2024, enjoy 50% off admission! Tickets must be purchased onsite at the admissions office and proof of residency is required.

READ: Plan an Exciting Date at Gatorland

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Orlando Gatorland Show – image by Maria DiCicco

Legoland Florida

There’s an inner child within us all and Legoland Florida is sure to bring it out in you and your partner. There are more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions within the park not including the water park. And little kids will love the Peppa Pig Theme Park that is part of the Legoland Florida Resort.

You'll definitely want to check out the amazing new LEGO Ferrari Build & Race Experience, where you can build your own cars and even see a life-size version of

a mom, dad, and young son meet Zombie Pirate Character at Pirates' Cove Legoland Florida Brick or Treat -
Zombie Pirate Character at Pirates' Cove Legoland Florida Brick or Treat – by Dani Meyering

SPA Florida Resident Discounts

Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms

Florida residents can take advantage of special perks at Relâche Spa at Gaylord Palms. With the resort's Preferred Guest Program Members receive select discounts in addition to complimentary self or valet parking on the day of their spa service. Sign up for free by calling 407-586-4772. Proof of residency required.

FYI: booking a spa service gives you access to the resort's pools for the day! You can also hang out in the steam room, sauna, and fitness centers for the day.

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Rock Spa and Salon

We are all in need of some pampering. Escalate your pampering experience with your honey by your side at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Spa. While not a specific Florida Resident deal, the hotel's Rock Spa and Salon spa membership program allows locals to enjoy regular rejuvenation at a fraction of the price.

The Gold Record Membership is $105 per month per person and includes one (1) 50-minute massage or facial per month, Hard Rock Hotel Resort day pass, and complimentary childcare for up to 2 hours (ages 5-15). The Platinum Record Membership is $149 per month per person with these benefits: one (1) 80-minute massage or facial per month, unlimited access to Body Rock Gym, Hard Rock Hotel Resort day pass, and complimentary childcare for up to 2 hours (ages 5-15). Both memberships also include:

  • Unlimited access to spa lounge and steam room
  • 20% off additional services
  • 10% off retail spa products
  • VIP backstage passes to Rock Sparties
  • Hard Rock Hotel exclusive offers to dining, accommodations and events
Daytona Beach
Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

READ: Best Orlando Spas for Couples

STAYCATIONS

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

We absolutely love the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. It is perfectly situated in the middle of Walt Disney World property, within walking distance to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios, plus there is complimentary boat service. In fact, the Swan and Dolphin are among the most romantic Disney World hotels.

Florida Resident rates are offered throughout the year. For Reservations: Contact us at 1-888-828-8850 and ask for promotional code FLORIDA RESIDENT RATE or when booking online, make sure Promotional Code FR6 appears in the Corporate/Promo code box for up to 50% off. Valid Florida Resident ID required at check-in.

REUNION RESORT

With its 5-acre water park, several community pools, tennis courts, deluxe spa, 3 signature golf courses, yoga classes, bike rentals, and many dining options, Reunion Resort is a perfect place to get away without traveling far from home. Florida (and Georgia) resident discounts include up to 20% off (2-night minimum, blackout dates apply). Book online or call 877-557-4203 for reservations.

Image credit: Reunion Resort

MARGARITAVILLE RESORT ORLANDO

It's easy to appreciate the tropical bliss of the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. The moment you set foot in the tropical-themed lobby you'll realize you're in paradise. And while it is easy to get to the fun of Walt Disney World theme parks, you may never want to leave the resort itself.

A variety of special offers are available. With the No Passport Required offer, receive 25% or more off their Best Available Rate and two complimentary cocktails.

Deluxe Pool View Hotel Room at Margaritville Resort Orlando
Deluxe Pool View Hotel Room at Margaritville Resort Orlando – image by Dani Meyering

Hilton Orlando

Hilton Orlando has so much to offer with its onsite amenities and perfect location near major attractions. Whether you lounge around the lazy river or visit a nearby theme park, you are sure to have a true staycation.  Hilton Orlando offers rotating deals throughout the year and is currently offering up to 10% off for Florida Residents.

A valid Florida ID is required upon check-in.

The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn is a pet-friendly boutique hotel in Winter Park that sits among beautiful scenery and is rich in history and art. The lavish accommodations and first-class fare are sure to help you unwind with your beloved. Even better, the hotel is currently refreshing their guestrooms and adding a new state of the art Spa and rooftop swimming pool with private cabanas.

The Florida Resident Special gives locals up to 20% off the Best Available Rate for stays in a Classic Room, and when that's not available there are plenty of other great packages to take advantage of, even one for your Very Important Pup!

A valid Florida ID is required upon check-in. Book online or call 407-998-8090 for reservations.

Lobby Seating Area at Alfond Inn Winter Park
Lobby Seating Area at the Alfond Inn Winter Park – Dani Meyering

GETAWAYS

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Rock – Editor's Pick

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is one of our favorites because it is fun, playful, and right on the beach. Between the bottomless brunch on the beach and luxurious Rock Spa, and the staff that'll treat you like a rockstar, it's a great choice for a quick getaway.

It's a fantastic beach getaway close to home. There is live music nightly and this beachfront hotel is newly refreshed with new pool deck enhancements, new music memorabilia, and ultimate upgrades to the rooms. The lobby and the hotel hallways are full of cool memorabilia.

Beachfront Pool Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Hotel
Beachfront Pool Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach Hotel – Dani Meyering

On top of all find out about all the packages and deals that Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach offers.

Naughty & Nice Romance Package Exclusive Amenity Inclusions:

  • Breakfast in Bed ($40.00 restaurant credit per room/per day for room service or dining room)
  • *Couples Massage ($288 value) – *Must be booked in advance. Please call 386-947-7366 to check availability for the dates of your stay.
  • Bottle of Champagne & Amenity ($55 value)
  • Late Checkout
  • Discounted room

Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

How lucky are we to have Clearwater Beach just a short drive away? And the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is one of our favorite beachfront hotels for a quick getaway.

Florida Resident rates include:

  • Save up to 25% on Best Available Rate
  • $20.00 Valet Parking
  • 10% off at their dining outlets, including Ocean Hai, eSKPades, and DocK's Pool Bar & Grille

Plantation on Crystal River

Surrounded by natural springs, untouched lakes and rivers, and bountiful wildlife, Plantation on Crystal River is waiting to charm you with Southern hospitality. The property ~2 hours northwest of Orlando has a full-service marina, 18-hole golf course, 9-hole executive course, Aveda spa, and dining. Florida residents rates are available throughout the year.

Plantation on Crystal River

Opal Sands Resort

Located on Clearwater Beach, head over to Opal Sands Resort and enjoy up to 15% off your stay plus daily breakfast for two thanks to the resort's awesome deal for Florida Residents. A valid state ID is required at check-in. Use Rate Code: FLPKG online, or call 866-258-7247.

A valid Florida ID will be required at time of check-in.

Sandpearl Resort

The Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach features its own marina which can accommodate vessels up to 30′. This Opal Collection luxury resort is a AAA Four-Diamond accommodation with views of the sandy white beach and sparkling waters we Floridians love and adore. Through the Resort’s enrichment programs, guests can indulge in an organic food and wine tasting, stroll through an art tour, watch dolphins frolic in the ocean and learn during an eco-tour.

Florida residents can save up to 15% off, plus daily breakfast for two. A valid Florida ID will be required at time of check-in.

Florida Resident Deals at Sandpearl Resort
Sandpearl Resort

Bilmar Beach Resort

Just a 2-hour drive southwest from Orlando, Bilmar Beach Resort is located in picturesque Treasure Island, closest to St. Petersburg. Check out a museum, brewery or nightlife in downtown St. Pete, or escape to the quaint artists' town of Gulfport for one of their markets on scenic Beach Boulevard. Florida resident discounts vary. Book online and present a valid Florida ID at the time of check-in.


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